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401 Squadron provides air cover during Dieppe raid

– The RCAF’s 401 Squadron was one of nine Canadian squadrons that took part in Operation Jubilee—the raid on Dieppe, France—on August 19, 1942.

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Dropping meteorological buoys in the Arctic

– The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission.

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Dieppe profile of courage: John Edwin Gardiner

– Pilot Officer John Gardiner was born in Saskatchewan on July 8, 1919. He and his wingman died during Operation Jubilee when their Spitfires collided in the sky while being attacked by a German fighter. They are buried side by side in France.

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Tactical Airlift Detachment deploying to Uganda to support United Nations’ peace operations

– Canada will provide the United Nations with tactical airlift support out of Entebbe, in Uganda, during the next 12 months.

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Dieppe profile of courage: Stirling David Banks

– Stirling David Banks was born on April 7, 1923, in Popular Grove, Prince Edward Island. His life would end 19 short years later, lost when his Hurricane aircraft went down during Operation Jubilee, the disastrous raid on Dieppe.

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In the skies above: Dieppe, August 19, 1942

– It was August 19, 1942, and Operation Jubilee was about to begin. The target was the French port of Dieppe.

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RCN’s HMCS Ottawa and an RCAF Aurora deploying to Asia-Pacific region

– On August 6, 2019, HMCS Ottawa departed for a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region for Operations Projection and Neon. The ship will be joined in October by an RCAF CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, operating under Op Neon.

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Honorary colonels in Canada’s Air Force

– “What is an honorary colonel?” “How do you become one?” “What is the job description?” These were just a few of the questions that instantly popped into my head.

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RCAF welcomes ten newly-winged pilots

– Ten new RCAF pilots received their pilot wings at 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School on July 26, 2019.

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How a service dog can change your life

– Here’s how a two-year-old Texan named Dodger changed the life of a Canadian Armed Forces member.

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